“CIRENAS exists to create transformative connections between people and the environment through education, research, integration and innovation.”
CIRENAS hosts programs to internationals emphasizing sustainable living, cross-cultural experiences, and explorations in tropical ecology.
A New Home
Against the breathtaking backdrop of lush tropical forests, ocean views and agricultural lands, is emerging the NEW CIRENAS CAMPUS.
Donate and help support education, research, conservation, permaculture, and rural community development efforts in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula!
Our courses and retreats for students and adults offer academically rigorous, hands-on inspirational and transformative learning experiences.
Opportunities for carrying out fundamental and applied research in the natural and social sciences abound in CIRENAS and its surrounding areas.
Protecting the Caletas-Arío National Wildlife Refuge is a priority, as well as connecting it to other terrestrial and marine protected areas in the region.
Our permaculture trials emulate the cycles, features and patterns of nature, and aim to transform agricultural production on our campus and beyond.
We work with surrounding communities on key development issues, with an emphasis on food and water security and sustainable resource management.